ROXANNE star Steve Martin has been chosen to receive the eighth annual MARK TWAIN PRIZE for American Humour.

The 59-year-old comedian will receive his honour on 23 October (05) during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

In a statement, Martin says, "I think Mark Twain is a great guy and I can't wait to meet him."

Past recipients of the award include Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, RICHARD PRYOR and Carl Reiner.

12/05/2005 08:57